Results from BG exams Dublin & Birmingham

Please note that these results have not yet been finalised. Please disregard any reports of pass marks that have been circulating on social media.


Geraldine Ryan -O’Shea R.I.P.

Geraldine Ryan-O’Shea, ADRG sadly passed away after a prolonged battle in hospital aged 93 years.  

She was a great character and made major contributions to Irish dancing in so many parts of Australia and through her dancing group which performed in so many countries throughout Europe, Korea, Russia, Japan etc.

She had been teaching Irish dancing in Australia for close to eighty years.

In 1952 she travelled to Ireland, as the first from North America/Australasia to study the most recent developments in Irish dancing in Ireland and qualified as first TCRG from outside of Ireland/England.

On her return she introduced the concept of the light reel in the pumps.

Geraldine was a TCRG, and ADCRG and acted as an examiner on early CLRG exams in Australia and was Vice President of CLRG for some years.

Recently she was honoured by receiving the highly prestigious Australia Day Award granted by Queen Elizabeth II and bestowed on Geraldine at a special ceremony in Canberra at the residence of the Queens Representative - the Governor General of Australia.

Geraldine is survived by her son Paddy (Patrick) and daughter, Geraldine Jn, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

She was truly a great friend and as the Irish saying goes “The likes of her will not be seen again “

sadly missed — your old friend John Cullinane.   

CLRG extends its deepest sympathies to her son Paddy and daughter Geraldine Jn on the loss of their mother, a highly regarded member of the organisation.

The funeral is Friday 8th December 2023 St Scholastics Catholic Church in Bennettswood:

10.30am Rosary, 10.50am Funeral.




Mary Kelly R.I.P

Mary Kelly R.I.P

We regret to inform you of the death (following a short illness)  of long standing member of CLRG Mary Kelly ADCRG, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne U.K.

Mary was an active member of the Irish community in Newcastle serving on many committees of the Tyneside Irish Centre over the years and also as Lady Mayoress of the city.

As a member of CLRG from the North East region Mary served for many years on Coiste Faire as a member and also Chairperson. This year she worked at both Oireachtas na hÉireann in Killarney and Oireachtas na Cruinne in Montreal as a member of that committee.

CLRG extends its deepest sympathies to her daughters Tara and Sinéad and her son Peter on the loss of their mother a highly regarded member of the organisation.

Suaimhneas síoraí dá hanam

Mary will be received into St. Dominics Church, Newcastle on Monday 20th November at 6.45p.m. with her funeral Mass taking place at 10.00a.m. on Tuesday 21st November followed by internment in Heaton Cemetery at 11.15a.m.

All enquiries to Watsons Funeral Directors Ltd. Gateshead. Tel: (0191) 4771484.


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